Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Susan Cohen: I found “Children at Play” [Cheryl’s drawing] wildly imaginative, yet so strange and disturbing. When I made myself address it, that sense of being disturbed turned into a deep grief. I had a nephew who died a few years ago at sea and whose body later washed ashore, so I’m especially haunted by the idea of children in the waves.
Artist Cheryl Gross has an MFA in New Forms from Pratt. Poet Susan Cohen is author of the forthcoming book of poems, Throat Singing, and two chapbooks.